LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Andrée Guyon. She was born in the commune of Aize, Indre Department, Centre-Val de Loire Region, France on 6 June 1911. She passed away in Saint-Éliph, Eure-et-Loir Department, Centre-Val de Loire Region, France, on 25 November 2023, at the age of 112 years. Following her passing, Lucienne Moreau succeeded her as the oldest living resident of the Centre-Val de Loire Region. At the time of her death, Guyon was the third-oldest living person in France, behind Marie-Rose Tessier and Andrée Bertoletto. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).
Guyon got married in 1937 and had two daughters. She moved to Saint-Éliph in 1941 and worked as a cook for a family in Champrond-en-Gâtine, while her husband managed the forestry estate. She continued to work as a cook until she was 99 and moved back to Saint-Éliph.
In June 2011, she celebrated her 100th birthday with 80 family members. As a centenarian, she had six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. In the winter of 2015, Guyon underwent a leg amputation and required a wheelchair. However, she remained optimistic and attributed her longevity to good humor and hard work. At the age of 108, she was still interested in the news from France and around the world.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Andrée Guyon.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report that Simonne Leduc passed away at 111 years old. She was a Canadian supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in the province of Quebec.
Simonne Leduc was born on 31 October 1911.
At some point, she married Orphir Leduc, with whom she had at least three children: André, Francine, and Nicole.
On 19 October 2022, following the death of Émilienne Marcil-Pigeon, she became the oldest known living person in Quebec.
Leduc passed away in Laval, Quebec, Canada, on 26 October 2023, at the age of 111 years, 360 days. She was just five days shy of celebrating her 112th birthday.
LongeviQuest extends our warmest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Leduc.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of the oldest documented man in Brazil. He was born in Brazil on 11 March 1913 and passed away in Pernambuco, Brazil on 1 November 2023 at 110 years, 235 days.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to his bereaved family and friends.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Dulcie Fawcett. She was born in Balaklava, South Australia, Australia on 30 January 1913 and passed away in Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia on 2 November 2023 at 110 years, 276 days. On 31 March 2023, following the death of 111-year-old Gwen Moore of Queensland, she became the second-oldest living person in Australia, after Dutch-born Catherina van der Linden.
In 1926, Fawcett and her family left South Australia for a rural area in Western Australia. They settled in Dudawa, where Fawcett lived until 1938. She was homeschooled for one year before attending Dudawa State School. After moving to Belmont in late 1939, Fawcett hot married in Perth in 1940. They had four daughters. The couple lived in Arrino until 1949, when they moved to Nabawa. In 1974, they relocated to Yetna.
At her family’s request, she later resided at Harbour Pines Retirement Village in Geraldton, where she stayed until her passing.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Dulcie Fawcett.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Merle O’Hara. Merle O’Hara was born in Kingston, Jamaica on 20 February 1912 and passed away in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 4 November 2023 at 111 years, 257 days. At the time of her passing, she might have been the oldest Jamaican-born person alive worldwide.
O’Hara once served tea to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at a resort during their visit to Jamaica. In 1974, he followed her daughter to Canada. O’Hara survived a stroke but lost vision in her left eye. Her hobbies included playing field hockey, bridge, and croquet.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Merle O’Hara.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Fuji Takashima. She was born in Kotsubo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on 15 August 1911. She passed away in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, from old age just before 9 a.m. on October 23, 2023, at the age of 112 years and 69 days.
Takashima was one of the supercentenarians with vivid memories of the Great Kanto Earthquake that occurred in Japan on September 1, 1923. At the age of 93, she shared the story of her experience at an elementary school in Zushi City. This led to the publication of a picture book in 2021 by “Geo Kanagawa”, in which she talked about her experience of the disaster. For more information about her earthquake recollection experience, please view Takashima’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Fuji Takashima.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Deolinda Nazaré D’Almeida. She was born in Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal on 20 February 1913 and passed away in Espinho, Aveiro District, Portugal on 12 October 2023 at 110 years, 234 days. At the time of her death, D’Almeida was the oldest living resident of Aveiro District and the second-oldest in the country, behind Maria da Conceição Brito.
D’Almeida was a wife and a mother to 2 children. She worked as a seamstress until the 1970s and usually taught sewing classes. In 2005, she moved into a nursing home.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the death of Máirín Hughes. She was born in Belfast, Down County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom on 22 May 1914 and passed away in Chapelizod, Dublin, Ireland on 5 September 2023. At the time of her death, Máirín Hughes was the oldest living person in Ireland.
Máirín Hughes had two older and one sister. They grew up in Rathmore, County Kerry, Ireland. In 1924, she moved to Cork where she went on to graduate from University College Cork and work in pathology. Hughes earned a degree in science and a diploma in education at University College Cork and worked in the pathology lab in UCC’s Department of Medicine for 14 years. Hughes was honored with a UCC Alumni Achievement Award in 2018.
She became the oldest known living woman in Ireland, following the death of 107-year-old Nancy Stewart on 10 September 2021.
She became the oldest known living person in Ireland, following the death of 108-year-old Mathew Crowley on 26 August 2022.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Máirín Hughes.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Bedřiška Adamičková. She was born in Belgrade, Austria-Hungary (now Serbia) on 6 October 1913 and passed away in Prague, Czech Republic on 1 September 2023 at 109 years, 336 days. At the time of her death, Bedřiška Adamičková was the oldest living person in the Czech Republic.
Bedřiška Adamičková spoke Croatian at home, Italian with her grandmother, and German with her father, an Austrian officer. She moved from Belgrade to Prague, Czechoslovakia, with her mother. She quickly learned Czech in Prague, and then French and English at school. Bedřiška Adamičková graduated from the Faculty of Law in Prague. She never married or had children.
She became the oldest known living person born in Serbia, following the death of 113-year-old Veronika Zsilinszki of Hungary on 20 April 2021. Following the death of 109-year-old Zdenka Kasparova on 13 March 2023, she became the oldest known living person in the Czech Republic.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Bedřiška Adamičková.
He was born on 5 December 1911 in Lipton, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Reuben Sinclair was a Canadian supercentenarian who held the title of being the oldest living man in Canada at the time of his death. He was also recognized as the oldest living veteran of the Second World War. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was stationed in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
In November 2021, he already had three living children, six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Reuben Sinclair passed away on 27 August 2023 in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. At the time of his death, he was 111 years and 265 days old.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest condolences to Reuben Sinclair’s family and friends.
For more information, please view Reuben Sinclair’s Directory Profile here.